Beautify a Snap Store Page

12 September 2018
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Beautify a Snap Store Page

I recently pushed three new confined snaps to the snap store and wanted to get the pages looking a little nicer. I first read through Martin Wimpress’s blog to Make your Snap store page pop.

It gave some good suggestions, but I was not quite sure how to create the graphical components. This post describes how I found accomplished each of those.

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There are numerous online tools to create store apps, but the one I found the easiest to learn and use was from the Android Asset Studio. As a part of it I used the Launcher Icon Generator to take a simple icon and incorporate it into a full logo. The studio also has an Generic Icon Generator that can take images, clip art, and text, resize, add color, and turn them into an icon as well.

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The store does require a 256x256 icon, so I had to convert it using the convert command to reduce the size:

convert -resize 256x256 logo_512.png logo_256.png

Screenshots

Getting snapshots is fairly easy as all that requires is using the screenshot utility. I liked to grab an example of help output and actual usage.

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GIF

A great way to show off an application is with an actual video of it in usage. I wrote up a separate post on creating a GIF from an asciinema recording.

Lots of social media sites now have banners and as a result there are numerous sites to create banners of different sizes. One example that I liked was trianglify.io which can produce some custom size and color images.

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